Five things on Friday

Spencer - Niagara

1. Today is my husband’s birthday! He’s not generally the make-a-fuss type, but I totally am — and this is his first “married” birthday. So on this, the auspicious day of Spencer’s birth, I’d like to acknowledge how kind, thoughtful and hardworking my guy is — for me, for the family, at work, for friends. He’s always ready to lend a hand or critical eye, and he’s taught me so much about rolling with life’s punches and smiling anyway. I love him for that — and so many other reasons. Happy birthday, Spence! ❤ And thanks for always letting me have the last of the salsa. I love you!

2. If I hear “All of Me” one more time, I’m going to scream. I didn’t really have an opinion of John Legend one way or another until we started listening to a local radio station at work, and said station apparently has a penchant for torture. The song played six times — six! — in the span of my eight-hour work day on Wednesday, and I was ready to jump through a window. My hatred has become a running gag with coworkers . . . only I’m not kidding.


3. I started Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander, and y’all applauded my decision. I’m 3% finished and the book is, apparently, 800-ish pages? So great progress, I’d say. The great thing about reading on my Kindle, as Trish has pointed out in the past, is I don’t have to feel that sagging weight of a too-long book pressing on my shoulders. I pay less attention to how much I have left to go (a guilty habit) and more just getting into the story. I’m enjoying it so far, though I probably have a bit until I meet the infamous Jamie!

4. Thanks to your suggestions, I’ve spent far too much time looking at comfy chairs on Wayfair (affiliate link). I’m pretty much in love with this one and this one, but we have a month until we’re in the house — and I don’t want to move that sucker twice. Plus, um, we have no space for a chair right now . . . like, at all. So I’ll have to settle for daydreaming.


5. Speaking of daydreaming . . . in a few weeks, we’ll be in San Francisco! I’m so excited to return to California and relax. After the stress of winter and spring, I’m ready to just hang out. We’re driving to Yosemite, too, and will actually spend three days there . . . versus the four-ish hours we had in the valley back in 2012. I plan to buy a backpack, recharge all my camera batteries, grab some water and sunscreen and just go. I bought new sneakers, too! Real, non-sandal shoes! It’s going to be marvelous.

Happy weekend, friends!

16 thoughts on “Five things on Friday

  1. Loved this idea of five things on Friday and enjoyed your five. We have something in common – my husband’s birthday is today! So Happy Birthday to Spencer and Steve!! 😀


  2. ohhh! I loved Outlander…such an awesome read. There were some moments that made me cringe, but overall, it was pretty great. There’s an Outlander TV show coming out this summer on STARZ. I am so jealous you are going back to San Fran. I have never been…someday! Happy Friday and Happy Birthday to Spencer!


  3. Awww…Outlander ❤ just love it and keep on going there will be a point where you can't stop anymore (I think it is about after 1/3 of the book). After reaching this point I couldn't stop until I was finished with book 7. And in only about 6 weeks the next one is comming 🙂 and happy B-Day to Spencer!


  4. Happy birthday to Spencer! Hope you guys have a fun night celebrating. And I am SO sick of “All of Me” too. And “Happy”. I just can’t anymore. CANNOT!

    So fun you get to visit Yosemite soon! You must post lots of pictures!


  5. Happy birthday Spence! I hope you guys have a fantastic vacation!
    (also, I’ll be super curious to hear your thoughts on Outlander!)


  6. I didn’t know you were from SF! I live around that area. Have fun in Yosemite — I think I’ll get to go after I graduate.

    Bet your husband had a fantastic birthday with you 🙂


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